News and Resources

Building resilience in Rhondda Cynon Taf County

Since August 2020, The means has been working with Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council to devise a plan to make the eight principle town centres in the county more resilient in the face of future crises.

The means and Placemaking Week Europe

Watch our video which captures our highlights from Placemaking Week Europe 2019.

Join us for The means: Last Thursdays!

On the last Thursday of each month, The means welcomes fellow urban practitioners to join us at our London office to discuss all things place-making. RSVP to attend our next Last Thursday event!

The People in Placemaking

While on a trip to Ashford in Kent, our colleague and InStreatham BID manager Louise reflects on the importance of Place-led Development and community involvement:

The means are recruiting!

Interested in urban regeneration and working with communities to help transform the places where we live and work? Send us your CV for an opportunity to join The means team.

Our City: Countering Exclusion in Public Space

The means celebrates the launch of a new book that brings together current thinking in Placemaking practice and reflects on the chapter contributed by Managing Director, Peter Williams.
Streatham BID

International Women's Day: Changing Places

Celebrating influential women in placemaking

Fresh Thinking & Fresh Food

Director Peter Williams shares some insight on how food impacts where we live and work.

Future High Streets - Working with The means

The launch of the Future High Street Fund presents an opportunity for local authorities to overcome challenges in their areas. The means is highly experienced in working with local authority clients to develop place priorities and can provide support in developing a narrative for a Future High Street Fund application.

Launch of The Future of Welsh Towns

In Nov 2018, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) launched the Future of Welsh Towns in partnership with The means. Businesses were consulted across Wales to examine the issues faced and the policies needed to respond to these long-term challenges.

Fulham Broadway BID goes forward

Businesses in Fulham Broadway and the surrounding area have voted YES to set up a new body to represent them.

Position of Urban Pioneer – Go! Southampton BID

Go! Southampton Business Improvement District (BID) are looking for an Urban Pioneer to join their team.
Time Out Market food hall

Brand Lisboa - Exploring Dynamic Urban Renewal

Following The means' recent Study Tour trip to Lisbon, Ronan helps us retrace our thoughts on placemaking in this diverse city.
Card for Ruang by Think City

Think City Malaysia – World-Class Placemaking

Giles Semper tells us about his experience in Malaysia meeting Placemaking Agency 'Think City'

A BID for Bermondsey

After five years of campaigning, businesses in Bermondsey have voted YES to a Business Improvement District.

The means begin their Welsh BIDs journey

The means were appointed to work with businesses, and other stakeholders, in six Welsh towns who are considering the development of Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) following successful funding applications to the Welsh Government.

Vibrant & Viable Places: Funding for Welsh Towns

Carl Sergeant, Welsh Government Minister for Housing and Regeneration has announced the results of the regeneration funding programme.

The German Chamber: A vehicle for success?

Recently back from speaking at the German Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) conference in Offenbach

The Baltic Way

Recently back from two fascinating days in Vilnius, capital of Lithuania.